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Vaccinated Colorado teachers won’t have to quarantine after exposure to COVID-19, governor says

After Colorado teachers and child care workers are fully vaccinated, they will no longer have to quarantine after exposure to COVID, Gov. Jared Polis and State Epidemiologist Rachel Herlihy said Tuesday. It’s still not entirely clear when educators will be vaccinated on a large scale. The Denver Post reported Monday that Colorado National Guard Brig. Gen. Scott […]

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In Denver, getting the coronavirus vaccine may depend on where you live

In Washington Park, where the streets are lined with multimillion-dollar homes, sushi restaurants and breweries, 247 of every 1,000 residents who are 70 or older have already received a first dose of the coronavirus vaccine.  The numbers are even better in the east Denver neighborhood of Central Park, formerly known as Stapleton, where 461 out […]

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Some school staff are eligible for coronavirus vaccine in Colorado right now, but not teachers

Teachers cannot yet get the COVID-19 vaccine in Colorado, but some school staff can. School nurses, health technicians who assist them, occupational and physical therapists, speech-language pathologists, campus security guards, and educators who work with children with serious disabilities are among those whose names have been submitted by school districts in the Denver metro area […]

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To ensure noncitizens are included in vaccine drive, Colorado won’t check IDs

Colorado’s public health department sent notices Sunday to hundreds of providers directing them not to require government IDs or other documentation for people getting inoculated against the coronavirus. The directive is aimed at ensuring noncitizens and others who might not have an ID are included in the vaccination drive. Ignoring it could cause medical facilities […]

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Colorado governor says “we were lied to” after federal plans to speed up vaccine didn’t prove up

Gov. Jared Polis on Friday said he was “shocked” to learn that Colorado will be receiving far fewer doses of coronavirus vaccine next week than anticipated after the Trump administration’s promise to speed up distribution turned out not to be true. “We were lied to,” Polis said bluntly. He said he was told by U.S. […]

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On Edge: A veteran Colorado paramedic grapples with coronavirus’ toll on his lungs and sense of self

Even now, nearly three months after COVID invaded his body, Jason McGinnis cannot stop asking himself how he contracted the virus. On its face, the answer seems clear: He’s a paramedic. But he was careful, thought himself well-protected, thought that if he did catch COVID, he’d knock it right down. “Up until the point I […]